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Occurred : 12/17/2009 17:00 (Entered as : 12/17/09 17:00)
Reported: 12/17/2009 8:19:56 PM 20:19
Posted: 2/14/2010
Location: Merritt (Canada), BC
Shape: Sphere
Duration:7 seconds
A glowing yellowish-green sphere fell, shortly after dusk, lasted seven seconds before disappearing, and made no sound.

UFO Dec.17/09 Account 1: (Mother) At approximately dusk (after sun had set) on Thursday, I saw a strange illumination/object in the SW sky in the direction of the Coutlee Plateau but more directly above Collettville. I was parked across from N.H.'s house on 1st Avenue, while my children walked their paper route nearby. I had the car stereo on so didn't hear anything (window closed). I was thinking how the sky was still rather cloudy but had a few clear patches, and I was wondering about how the upcoming weather would be.

My eyes were drawn to what I thought might be a "falling star" but it was greenish-yellow glowing ('emerald green') It did make me think of something burning up after entering atmosphere as it was far higher than a flare might reach. I wondered about meteor showers but thought they'd come in multiples. It lasted maybe 3-5 seconds, long enough for me to form some thoughts and wonder about it There was a plane trail quite far to thte left of where this occurred, but unrelated I think (The plane's path was towards the Coquihalla and Vancouver). One bright star was visible to the left of where I was the light show. The falling trajectory was not straight down, but at an angle.

Account 2: (Son, 13) The yellowish-green sphere fell over the music fest area. It glowed yellow and green. It was around 5:00 pm. It was kind of 3-d. There were clouds behind it. It didn't make the clouds glow (no reflection), the clouds which were a medium distance behind it. No foreshortening on the side opposite the direction of movement. Like a falling star, falling across the sky. Nothing was heard, no sounds. Definitely a single light. No airplane trails. Lasted six seconds from the time I looked up to see it. Was looking across the street and I looked up and saw it. I was standing in front of L.B.'s house, walked across the sandy area to the middle of the lawn of the house next door while watching. Not a solid, more a glowing ball of energy. Same size as a toonie. Mother also saw it. Weather was cloudy, not clear.